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FIAT BR.20 Cicogna

FIAT BR.20 Cicogna

The BR.20M (Modified) and the BR.20Bis were unique to the original in the change of nose section and engines. These aircraft were operated in Malta, Battle of Britain, Yugoslavia and the Balkans

Savoia Marchetti SM.82 Canguro

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Production totaled about 400 aircraft and these were used mainly as transports during Italy’s participation in World War II. About 80 survived the Italian armistice in 9/43 with 50 surviving with the Italian Fascist side and 30 with the co-belligerent side.

Savoia Marchetti SM.84

Savoia Marchetti SM.84

The SM.84 began its operational career with the 41st Bomber Group in 2/41 and several months later it went into service with the 36th Stormo Aerosiluranti. The SM.84 served in the torpedo-bomber role for about a year, until autumn of 1942, when it was reassigned to bomber units.

Piaggio P.108 Heavy Bomber

Piaggio P.108 Heavy Bomber

The training of the crews lasted far longer than anticipated and in 6/42 the 274th became operational. The most spectacular raids with the P. 108 B were flown in 10/42 when several night attacks against Gibraltar were undertaken from Sardinia.

CANT Z.506

CANT Z.506

The aircraft saw fairly heavy action in Greece and participated in the capture of Corfu, Cefalonia and Zante. As the war proceeded, the plane’s limitations soon became apparent and it was relegated to naval reconnaissance, convoy escort and air-sea rescue duties.